IPL 2024 Kolkata Knight Riders name Phil Salt as replacement for Jason Roy - Kolkata Knight Riders announced the replacement of Jason Roy, included unsold player in the team, Cricket News - The IPL 2023

IPL 2024 Kolkata Knight Riders name Phil Salt as replacement for Jason Roy – Kolkata Knight Riders announced the replacement of Jason Roy, included unsold player in the team, Cricket News


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Kolkata Knight Riders have included Phil Salt in the team, a few days before the start of IPL 2024. Kolkata has given him a place in the team in place of Jason Roy. England's powerful batsman Jason Roy has decided to opt out of the upcoming IPL season due to personal reasons. Salt, who represented Delhi Capitals in the last season of IPL, went unsold during the IPL 2024 mini auction.

According to the statement on the IPL website, the England wicketkeeper batsman has been bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for his reserve price of Rs 1.5 crore. “Kolkata Knight Riders have selected Phil Salt as the replacement for Jason Roy following his exit from the upcoming IPL 2024 due to personal reasons,” the IPL said in a statement. Salt represented Delhi Capitals last year. He remained unsold in the auction. This will be Salt's second IPL season.

Phil Salt had come to play in this league for the first time (IPL 2023). He played 9 matches for Delhi Capitals. During this period he scored 218 runs. His strike rate was 163.91. He scored the highest score of 87 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, after this he scored back to back centuries against West Indies. His century in the fourth match was the joint-fastest century by any England batsman in this format.

Roy was included in the squad by KKR last year in place of Shakib Al Hasan and he scored 285 runs in 8 matches for the two-time champions. Even before this, KKR had announced replacement. Dushmantha Chameera has been included in place of England fast bowler Gus Atkinson.


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